South Australians Turn Against Wind Power & Plump for an Atomic Future Instead

*** In the 1940s, South Australian Legend, Tom Playford (Premier for 26 years from 1938 to 1965) took a natural gift, in the form of vast untapped reserves of brown coal located at Leigh Creek, directed it through power plants at Port Augusta and, with its cheap and reliable power supply, built a mining, manufacturing […]

SA – Australia’s ‘Wind Power Capital’ – Pays the World’s Highest Power Prices and Wonders Why it’s an Economic Basket Case

**** Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there was a veritable manufacturing and industrial nirvana. Post WWII, its population grew at a phenomenal rate; and so too did the level of prosperity enjoyed by thousands of migrants fleeing to it from war ravaged Europe – cheap and abundant food, decent, affordable […]

Game On: the Race to Kill the RET

**** With the Head Boy, Tony Abbott recently signalling the demise of the RET (see our post here) Labor apparatchiks have gone into a flat panic. Labor is a party that’s controlled by Australia’s Unions – and fed and fattened on a steady diet of the money controlled by Union backed Superannuation funds. Over the […]

ETSA: Sir Tom Playford’s Ghost

**** Once upon a time, in a land far, far away there was a place called South Australia – and it enjoyed electricity delivered reliably and at retail prices amongst the lowest in the world (no, it wasn’t a dream). The brainchild of agrarian socialist, Liberal Premier, Sir Thomas Playford, the Electricity Trust of South […]